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Saint Andrews

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Saint Andrews (St. Andrews by-the-Sea) [1] is a seaside resort town in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy.

Understand[edit]

The Town of St. Andrews is located in the extreme southwest corner of New Brunswick. Settled by Loyalists in 1783, the town boasts the original plat and many of the houses date from that time. Some houses were floated across from the New England States by barge.

Get in[edit]

St. Andrews is located off of Highway 1, about 30 minutes east of the US border at St. Stephen, NB/Calais, Maine and 65 minutes west of Saint John.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Kingsbrae Garden, 220 King St, toll-free: +1-866-566-8687. Open daily, mid-May to mid-October, 9AM-6PM. A gorgeous 27-acre horticultural garden, just steps up King Street from the main Water Street business district and the wharf & day adventure centre of St Andrews. Over 50,000 perennials on many themed gardens, great Canadian sculpture competition, alpacas, peacocks, Dutch windmill, cedar maze, tea house, a gift shop & art gallery. $8.75+ [2010].

Do[edit]

Many features make St. Andrews an appealing destination for travellers. The historic Fairmont Algonquin hotel, one of the many original Canadian Pacific properties across the country, is a popular resort hotel, complete with spa, outdoor pool, golf course and other amenities. Just steps down the road is the magnificent 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden, a national award winning public garden, open daily, 9am to 6pm, from mid-May to mid-October and then again for the Town's "A Season of Lights and Wonder" winter festival in November and December, with the "Garden of Lights and Festival of Trees". There are many themed gardens, composed of over 50,000 perennials, shrubs and trees – Gravel, Children's Fantasy, Bird & Butterfly, Knot, Rock, Heather, Scents & Sensitivity, Edible, Perennial, Rose and Therapy Gardens, to name a few. Other features include a 1/3 scale genuine Dutch windmill, miles of ancient cedar hedges, a cedar maze, ponds, streams, ducks, goats and peacocks, as well as a Garden Café, Gift Shop & Art Gallery. (Low fees, guided or self-guided tours, free parking, handicapped accessible, motorized cart tours available by appointment or chance, for a small surcharge.)

Other local features are the St. Andrews Blockhouse, Ross Memorial Museum, Sherrif Andrews House, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, numerous whale & wildlife touring options, Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre, Katy's Cove, Ministers Island, Charlotte County Archives & Old Gaol, many local artisans, unique shopping and all levels of dining and accommodations.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • [dead link]The Garden Café, 220 King St., +1 506 529-3335 ext 2. mid-May to mid-October, from 10AM-6PM in July and August, and 10AM to 5PM for the remainder of the season.. Located at Kingsbrae Garden
  • Lobster Bay Eatery & Pub, 160 Water Street, +1 506 529-4840. Friendly and polite staff. Lobster, prime rib, soups, chowders and sandwiches served. Eating area and pub divided. Free WIFI.

Drink[edit]

  • The Kennedy House, 218 Water Street.
  • The Red Whale (Grill & Bar), 211 Water St, +1 506 529-8241, fax: +1 506 529-8341.
  • The Fulcrum Gallery & Cafe, 213 Water Street, +1 506 529-3306. M-W 7:30AM-10PM; Th-Sa 7:30AM-2PM. under $25.

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